03/06/15 6:53am

2014 GW Birthday Parade

DASH will be operating on a Regular Weekday Schedule on the Snow Detour Routes with a delayed opening with service starting at 8:00 a.m. for today, Friday, March 6. All buses will pick up their runs starting at 8:00 a.m. even if it is mid-route, and not the first time on the schedule.

Service will be extended until 10:30 a.m. on the AT3, AT4 and AT2X to accommodate the Federal Government’s two-hour delayed opening.

Please continue to check this link, Twitter and Facebook for service announcements as they occur, and allow for extra time on your commute due to potential delays with road conditions. Be safe!

03/05/15 8:21pm

Schools Closed


All ACPS schools and offices will be closed on Friday, March 6. All activities in schools or on school grounds are canceled. Emergency personnel, including building engineers, custodians, maintenance shop employees and security staff, must still report. Monday, March 9 will still be a professional development day for teachers and students will not report to school.

03/04/15 11:37pm


As readers know, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Alexandria area for Thursday, March 5, from midnight to 9 p.m. Significant accumulation of ice and snow may result in a Level 2 storm, which means that travel could be dangerous and some residential roads may not be clear until later in the week.

A snow emergency has been declared for the City of Alexandria, with enforcement of snow emergency routes to begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 5. These routes are marked with at least one red and white street sign at least every other block in each direction. Vehicles parked on snow emergency routes may be towed and impounded. If possible, please use off-street parking.

Because the storm is expected to begin with rain, pre-treating streets with salt brine will not be effective. This type of precipitation often results in power outages. The City urges all residents and businesses to be prepared on an ongoing basis for the possibility that it may not be safe to travel for three or more days, and that power may be out during this period.

City crews will attempt to perform Thursday morning trash and recycling collection, weather permitting.

03/04/15 10:05pm

Dupont Circle in Washington D.C. always has a GREAT snowball fight when the snow comes to the D.C. area. We should start our own tradition in Alexandria, Virginia don’t you think?

There is GOOD snow for snowballs coming TOMORROW so prepare to assault or defend the stage area TOMORROW @ 5:00 PM in John Carlyle Square Park in Alexandria, Virginia. See you there! See this link for more information.